Tuesday, May 1, 2012

white background

 One of the things that I am loving about  white
is the way it becomes a  
background  
for a pop of color.


It's May Day
so I thought it would be perfect day
to show you my May flowers.
I love the touch 
of  spring color
with my white.



 more roses...this time in pink


sweet lilacs against my favorite chippy white door


and the white picket fence



my brandywine crabapple blossoms 


 that look just like tiny rosebuds


I absolutely love these blossoms...I just wish they lasted longer




happy pink and white


How's  your week going?


Mine is better;
more sunshine, more flowers, more hope.

linking to:



White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Creative Blogger's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Your Cozy Home @ Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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Cottage Garden Party@ Fishtail Cottage
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Air Your Laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805

45 comments:

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love spring with your backdrop of whites. Wishing you a sunny day!

Theresa said...

I soooo want a crab apple tree! Rene, your photos are just
beauty-FULL! t.xooxox

BECKY said...

Oh My! Your flowers on the white are divine!! I love the contrast of the wood with the softness of the flowers!! Just sooo pretty!!

Thanks for sharing such loveliness with us!!

Have a delightful week!

Blessings,
Becky

vintageandart said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful May blooms...the pics are awesome.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Miss R. Truly. God's paintbrush coloring the earth.

I loved your last post....

I wish you would write a book. I would sooo buy it.

xoRebecca

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Rene,
Such pretty flowers. I love how dark purple your lilacs are. Love all of the pretty spring flowers popping off all of your white.
Have a great week.
Hugs
Becky

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Loving your beautiful pops of color, so lovely!

XO,
Anne

Ana said...

Oh Rene,
I always do enjoy your beautiful pictures. Absolutley dreamy. A very Happy May Day to you.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Ticking and Toile said...

I am so in love with your house!!! :)
Absolutely gorgeous pictures!
xoxo,
Shellagh

margits bastelstube said...

dear rene,
yesss! a white background is the best idea!
wonder-wonderful pictures are this!!!
greetings
margit

NanaDiana said...

Rene- I am always treated to such beauty when I come here. Today is no disappointment. Your photos are just gorgeous...as always!

I am glad that you are having a good day/week. xo Diana

Karen Bates said...

Still waiting for the sunshine and flowers but I sure enjoyed seeing yours...it gives me hope.

Terri said...

I always smile when I go to your site!! Your Home and those gorgeous flowers just makes a peaceful picture; and of course the colors are amazing against your "White Lady" :) !!! Thank you for sharing

chateau chic said...

White does make a wonderful backdrop for your beautiful blossoms and flowers. That chippy door is FABULOUS!
Mary Alice

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Just pinned it. I ♥ your house...and your flowers. : )
Linsey

Sue said...

As always, your pictures are SO beautiful. I LOVE the picture with the flowers in the vintage trophy!

Take care,
Sue

Curtains in My Tree said...

so glad the sun is back out here in Missouri, up to 80's

your flowers are all so pretty and they don't bloom long enough

I have been working in my flower bed at the back of my house and playing with my new planters that I love

A Cottage Muse said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous Rene! Off to peek again and pin!

podso said...

I always need to photograph the apple blossoms as they go away so quickly. Your photos are beautiful. Love the lilacs! Such a deep color.

Anne said...

Rene,
Your photos are always so pretty.Love those lilacs and roses with that chippy paint.Yes white is the perfect back drop color.Have a great week.
Anne

Cindy said...

I'm glad to hear that this is a better week than last, Rene. I love your blossoms and flowers. I also wish apple blossoms lasted longer. They could last all summer so far as I'm concerned, my tree does not make nice apples, so it would be good for something then.
Hugs, Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your flowers are just so pretty! It sure would be nice if the apple blossoms lasted through the summer. But, I guess that's one of the reasons we take time to appreciate their fleeting beauty. That last photo looks as though it was taken in another era.

Michelle Lisle said...

Hi Rene...your flowers are absolutely beautiful, you've obviously got a very green thumb.....love them against the white back drops....take care - Michelle xo

On Crooked Creek said...

Rene,
This is such a soothing, calming post...even with the vivid floral hues. My favorite is the pitcher of roses...exquisite, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Beautiful pictures Rene! I'm glad you are feeling better this week.

Hugs,
Judy

Pamela said...

Beautiful romantic post!
Love your photos. A wonderful way to start off my day!

Karla said...

absolutely gorgeous! i could almost smell the fragrance of the flowers.
it is true that the blossoms fade so quickly...can't wait to get to heaven to see the flowers there. surely they will be more long lasting!
God bless your week, rene ♥
karla

Julie Marie said...

Oooh your photos are just gorgeous!... Lilacs and Roses... my favorites!... your blog is beautiful too... I found you by way of Debra's at Common Ground... wishing you an enchanted May day... xoxo Julie Marie

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely post!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Gorgeous gosh I miss Lilacs I haven't been around any in years I grew up in Upstate NY where they are plentiful.
TY for sharing the beauty.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Your house in the background really sets the scene. Lovely!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh you must add Fishtail Cottage's garden party to your list to link this post up to! its to pretty not to share! love those lilacs! xoxo, tracie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh so pretty, Rene, I can almost smell them! those crabapples DO look like teensy roses. And your BU-T-FUL newly painted white "lady"!

Maybe Another Time said...

What gorgeous flowers Rene and the colours are really vibrant against the white backgrounds....loving the sweet lilacs.
Wish spring had stared here in the UK...we have nothing but wet & cold!
Love Gill :)

Liz said...

Hi Rene,
Just thought I would pop in and see how your spring is going. Your garden is so pretty. In fact your whole property is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing about picmonkey. I'm off to check that out. :)

Have a lovely weekend!
~Liz

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Absolutely stunning pictures!!

Hugs,
Deb

Leah C said...

Beautiful, gorgeous flowers/photos!! Oh how I love spring:) Happy May to you, Miss Rene!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love your photos - so incredible beautiful!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Deanne said...

I can just about smell those roses! Just beautiful!

Magnolia Cottage said...

I love all your May flowers! You have a beautiful home and gardens. I'm your newest follower.

Lisa

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Oh Rene, what a beautiful garden and wonderful pictures to show it off! I love your breathtaking views and would love to take a walk in your garden in person. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Your Cozy Home Party.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

BeSt-Ever Vignette with the darling little Stool... Soooo glad I found YOU!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your white home is the perfect backdrop to your gorgeous flowers...I especially love the way the purple pops with the white background. Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, I keep seeing crabapples. I think I need to buy one. I am Loving my viisit here on your personal blog.
It all makes me smile. Spring is a wonderful time of year.

Fishtail Cottage said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
photo's of all the pretty blooms! thank you so much for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden party! Your garden is truly charming! oxox, tracie